As 2017 begins, students should start thinking about what the New Year will bring. Resolutions give us a chance to be daring and try new things, and this week’s free download can help with that. Students can use the graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas for new games, new books, new activities and new foods to try. They can help each other by making recommendations. Teachers can facilitate the conversations by encouraging students to step out of their comfort zone.
This activity can be used across many grade levels. In the younger grades, students can simply fill in the information using pictures; older students can use the graphic organizer as a pre-writing activity that will lead to thoughtful reflection about the possibilities of the coming year.
We hope that 2017 brings you peace, comfort, and joy throughout the year!